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Is this pretty good plan and does it work? Has anyone done this?

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Old 2 Weeks Ago May 8, 2019 11:47:10 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this pretty good plan and does it work? Has anyone done this?

So, I been doing lot of tech work and also did tees as a side hustle and creating one design for fun on a daily basis. I use okiprinter white toner, screenprinting, sublimation to print my tees. I have a website which gets some sales and I don't worry as it's a side hustle. However, I wanted to take my tees and sell it wholesale (and maybe outsource it or hire someone to make) and wondering if anyone does this by contacting niche specific shops. For instance, I would contact bike shops and let them know designs I have related to bikes. I did a trial run and seem many shops were more offended I contacted them instead of being open (bike shops are probally unhappy shop owners?)

Anyways, is this one plan to implement and does it work? Or will it require lot of time and patience (like anything I know) . Has anyone done this where you sell individually on your shop and then sell wholesale to locally or online. (where buyers will really not see since my brand isn't famous or anything ).

And getting contact information for shops , is online the best? Like a directory. I don't wanna be that guy solicitating or spamming shops but seems one time email for each shop couldn't hurt.
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Default Re: Is this pretty good plan and does it work? Has anyone done this?

Well, okay, I've had a similar thought. BUTTTTTTTTT I have been quite slow to actually get anything started. I can't believe it's 2 years already!

Anyhow, my thought was to make a shirt or two specific to the business. You know, with the business name on it and everything. Then go to the business and give the shirts to them along with my contact information and tell them to give me a ring if they want more.

I don't know if that would be a solid plan or not as I seriously suck at sales. But I have had a bit of success from just "doing my thing" and the people seeing ME and "my thing" are impressed enough to want me. I just can't sell other peoples' stuff.

Just a thought. Don't know if it would work or not.
 
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to make a shirt or two specific to the business. You know, with the business name on it and everything. Then go to the business and give the shirts to them along with my contact information and tell them to give me a ring if they want more.
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... many shops were more offended I contacted them instead of being open (bike shops are probally unhappy shop owners?)
Brick and mortar shops are sitting ducks for every sales guy in the world. They come be phone, by mail, by email ... by the damn door

People running shops are attempting to make money, not make you money, and can get a bit testy when the 10,000th person gets in their face (or Inbox) with more sales spam

Which is not to say you might not find a shop that is interested, but the guy chose to run a bike shop, not a boutique, for a reason.
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Default Re: Is this pretty good plan and does it work? Has anyone done this?

Yeah, spam is spam. Shucks, I've been out of the trucking business for quite a while now but still am getting several calls every day from people who want to lend me $200,000. Yeah, they say "pre-approved" but if they did ANY checking they would not have approved that. 6 or 8 calls every damned day.

Oh, and today I get a call from a robot with a twist. Voice actor who uses an old lady voice to tell me to check out a website where seniors get income. Yup. Gonna get right on that.

Is it just me, or have I been making every thread about me? Well, maybe it's just me.
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